Senorina Acuna Gonzales

April 22, 1923January 15, 2022
Obituary of Senorina Acuna Gonzales
Senorina Acuna Gonzales, 98, was a Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, mental health worker, landlord, author, and most of all, a wonderful, caring person. With her family at her side, she has gone home to join Our Good Lord. Waiting for Senorina is Lee Gonzales, her husband of 63 years. Her life has been blessed with hard work and many memorable experiences. Her strong faith in God and Our Lady of Guadalupe has gotten her through good and bad. Senorina was born in Salt Creek in 1923, preceded in death by husband Lee; her parents Jose Cruz Acuna, and Dolores Acuna; sister Domitila (Tillie) Montez, and brother Salvador Acuna. She graduated from Central High School in 1941, and moved to California where she worked as a welder for McDonnell Douglas during WWII. Upon her return to Pueblo, she worked at C.F.&I. Later, she worked at Bergermans Men’s Clothing Store. In 1947, Senorina married her soulmate Lee Gonzales. Together they had six children. She began working as an attendant at the Colorado State Hospital. Then became a Licenses Practical Nurse, a Psychiatric Technician, and eventually received her Mental Health Worker Degree. She graduated with distinction and made the Who’s Who of Colleges and Universities of America. Senorina loved her 36 years of mental health service. Senorina and Lee opened the EL Zarape Lounge. Although they enjoyed this successful business, they sold the El Zarape, turning their focus to investing in rental homes and apartments. She treated tenants with respect and compassion and provided fully furnished apartments. In turn, the tenants loved her. Upon retiring, she and lee still enjoyed maintaining their properties. At age 88, Senorina self-published a book of her life. She continued to write memories with the intention of second book. Senorina was a long-time member of the Pueblo Apartment Rental Association, the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (G.S.H.A) and belonged to the Holy Family Catholic Church for 57 years. Senorina is survived by her sisters Eleanor Palomar and Rose Giron, sister-in-law Dora Acuna; six children Lydia (Richard) Corona, Manuel (Georgia) Gonzales, Joseph (Wilma) Gonzales, Linda Gonzales, Anita (Larry) Ortiz, Loretta Gonzales; 15 grandchildren: Lydia C. Corona, Victoria (Matt) Gockel, Nicole Corona, Manuel Gonzales, Joe Gonzales, Michael Gonzales, Andrea (Jason) Vigil, Cristina Gonzales, Ruben Ortiz, Jeremy Ortiz, Kevin Ortiz, Michael Torres, Loretta Torres, Rose Marie Torres, and John Torres; Eighteen great grandchildren: Christopher Corona, Cambria and Kyla Gockel, Aaron, Chase, Caitlyn, Tristan Gonzales, Jason and Andrew Vigil, Bodhi Torres, Brooklyn Borjon, Teliah-Lee Cordova, Caley, Cameron, and Jared Ortiz, Blake, Creed and Mackenzie Ortiz; and one great-great grandchild, Isla Amara, joining the family in March. Senorina is also survived by many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A special thanks to those who proved medical treatment to Senorina in so many ways for the last several years including Dr. Samuel Longfellow, and the Radiology Department at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center. Many thanks to Kennette, Terri, and Jaspar for always being willing to help. Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, thank you for helping Senorina to her Eternal Home. A rosary will be held on Wednesday, January 26 at 10am with Mass at 11am at Holy Family Catholic Church; Burial at Roselawn Cemetery.

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